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  •  Perhaps the gun conversation would be better (2+ / 0-)
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    arealniceguy, Cartoon Peril

    without the Nazi and Stalin references. Um, the current USA is not a bit like Nazi Germany or Stalinist USSR.
    I'm a little confused who youre comparing them unfavorably (?) to. Are you saying we should be more like them or less? (My vote: less)

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 03:43:26 PM PST

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    •  Agreed on dropping the references (6+ / 0-)

      The conversation would be much easier to have without referencing such powers that elicit powerful and immediate emotional responses. Then we could have a discussion on the merits instead of facepalming at the Godwin invocations.

      I wasn't necessarily comparing the Nazis favorably or unfavorably to any particular power, or at least not trying to (though I would always hesitate to be more like either of those examples). I was taking a cursory look at their gun policy compared to what conservatives believe it to be.

    •  Less Nazis, good, yes, agreed! (0+ / 0-)

      You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

      by Cartoon Peril on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 09:55:06 PM PST

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